Mehdi Tajik Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison and 30-Year Ban on Political Activity


May 13, 2010

HRANA – Mehdi Tajik a Tehran University student and a human rights activist has been sentenced to 27 months in prison and a 30 year prohibition of political activity. The sentence was handed down by the Revolutionary Court, Branch 26.

His original crime was association and plotting against national security and had been sentenced to a 2 year sentence, a 91 day sentence for propaganda against the Government, and a one million touman ($1000) penalty for insulting the President.

He has been banned from reporting, blogging, interview, writing articles and even analysis of political events, as well as membership in any party or affiliation with any party, and any political activity.

This while there has been no evidence of any political activity presented in the Court pertaining to the post-election developments.

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